Passengers complain after over 80 flights cancelled amid restrictions from states
New Delhi : Several domestic passengers complained that their flights remained cancelled and they did not get any intimation from the airlines, causing discomfort and disappointment as they queued outside the airport.
According to official information, more than 80 flights were cancelled due to restrictions from various states. Several passengers in Mumbai and Bengaluru also complained about cancellations.
“Only when our boarding passes were scanned at the airport entry we were told that boarding has been cancelled. We don’t know what to do now,” a passenger of an Air India Bengaluru-Hyderabad flight said, according to ANI.
The government has started operating all commercial flights from today, except Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, where the flights will start from May 28 with limited quantity.
The first flight out of Delhi since lockdown was to Pune, which flew out at 4:45 am, and the second was from Mumbai to Patna that departed at 6.45 am. Both the flights were operated by IndiGo.
“The first flight departing out of CSMIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport ) will be to Patna at 6:45hrs and flight arriving from Lucknow will be the first arrival flight at 8:20hrs both operated by IndiGo,” Mumbai airport operator MIAL said in a statement.
The first domestic passenger flight to arrive at Delhi airport on Monday at 7.45 am was from Ahmedabad. It was operated by SpiceJet.